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Old April 12 2014, 12:17 AM   #3046
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Syfy Gives 10-Episode Order To Space Opera ‘The Expanse’
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Old April 12 2014, 12:29 AM   #3047
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^^^
It'll be good to have a space opera show on TV again. That's the biggest element that's been missing from the bumper crop of SF/F shows currently in production.
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Old April 12 2014, 12:35 AM   #3048
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It's territory that's been covered by Warehouse 13 since the original 3 movies came out. Very similar in tone too.
With Warehouse 13 ending its run in a few weeks (the first of its final six episodes airs this Monday, IIRC), I look forward to having The Librarians hopefully fill the void left in its wake.
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Old April 12 2014, 02:02 AM   #3049
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So I've read the first book from the source material, Leviathan Wakes, and it's really very very good. It was nominated for a Hugo and the third book, which came out last year is getting a lot of Hugo buzz as well. It's a very ambitious story though. It'll be hard to do on a tv budget, but if they can pull it off, it could really be a prestige project for the network.
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Old April 12 2014, 09:56 AM   #3050
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^^ I'm crossing my fingers. I'd love to have a good Space Opera to watch.

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It's territory that's been covered by Warehouse 13 since the original 3 movies came out. Very similar in tone too.
With Warehouse 13 ending its run in a few weeks (the first of its final six episodes airs this Monday, IIRC), I look forward to having The Librarians hopefully fill the void left in its wake.
Yeah, I love Warehouse 13, so this is very encouraging.
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Old April 22 2014, 06:34 PM   #3051
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Here's a trailer for Syfy's Dominion:

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Old April 22 2014, 07:21 PM   #3052
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My god, Giles! What did they do to your voice?
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Old April 24 2014, 04:50 PM   #3053
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Legendary TV Options Max Brooks’ Horror Comic Series ‘Extinction Parade’

HBO developing Ridley Scott series about ancient aliens in Egypt
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Old April 24 2014, 05:03 PM   #3054
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^^ Wow, HBO is getting extremely aggressive with possibly hit programming. Between this Ridley Scott announcement, and Rowling doing a mini series and the hit GoT HBO potentially could have several huge hits.
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Old April 24 2014, 05:04 PM   #3055
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^ Nice to see we're finally getting some new Stargate!
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Old April 24 2014, 05:09 PM   #3056
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Ohh, good grief. Will the Von Daniken cliches never die? That whole "aliens built the pyramids" rubbish was already hackneyed and worn when Stargate appropriated it; indeed, it was the great failure of the movie that it conceived of an idea with such immense potential and then wasted it on a tired ancient-astronauts rehash, and the great success of the TV series that it transcended the limitations of the source film and created a much richer, broader universe.
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So I've read the first book from the source material, Leviathan Wakes, and it's really very very good. It was nominated for a Hugo and the third book, which came out last year is getting a lot of Hugo buzz as well. It's a very ambitious story though. It'll be hard to do on a tv budget, but if they can pull it off, it could really be a prestige project for the network.
I hear nothing but good things...and I promised myself I'd get control of the book buying...ugh!

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So I've read the first book from the source material, Leviathan Wakes, and it's really very very good. It was nominated for a Hugo and the third book, which came out last year is getting a lot of Hugo buzz as well. It's a very ambitious story though. It'll be hard to do on a tv budget, but if they can pull it off, it could really be a prestige project for the network.
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Old April 24 2014, 08:36 PM   #3059
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‘Friday The 13th’ Scares Up Hourlong Series
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Old April 24 2014, 08:53 PM   #3060
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Hmm, there was a Friday the 13th: The Series in syndication back in the late '80s, but it had no connection to the film franchise beyond being in the horror genre. It was more in the vein of a darker Warehouse 13, with the leads tracking down cursed antiques. Sounds like this show will actually be based on the film series, though it's hard to see how you can get an ongoing series out of "indestructible killer comes back every week." Although, hmm, Sleepy Hollow has managed to expand things beyond the Headless Horseman by bringing in other supernatural threats and keeping the Horseman as a looming figure in the background. Maybe this could do something similar.
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